All Remaining Jade Mining Licenses to Expire in 2018

RANGOON — The government has announced that all remaining jade mining licenses will expire in 2018, and licenses will only be considered for renewal after the completion of an environmental management plan for jade mining areas of Kachin State. With the government’s decision not to renew jade mining licenses, 310 mining companies operating in Kachin […]

Jetty firm to get Ks190m refund

The Myanmar Port Authority will refund the premium of over Ks190 million for land to be used by Kaung Myanmar Aung Company to build a jetty near Botataung Pagoda in Yangon. The company won the tender for construction of a jetty and surrounding buildings on 20 acres between the pagoda and Bo Aung Kyaw jetty. […]

Parliament to leave 14 bills for next government term

Myanmar’s Lower House of Parliament ruled yesterday that 14 bills, including the Bill for the Protection of the Constitution, would not be discussed during the term of the current parliament. The Lower House decided to send the bills, which were submitted by the Joint Bill Committee, back to the Union Parliament due to a shortage […]

Over $1 Billion Collected in Spectrum Fees from Telecom Firms: Minister

The government has received over $1.1 billion in spectrum usage fees from foreign telecom operators Ooredoo and Telenor, deputy minister for communications and information technology U Win Than told the parliament. The deputy minister revealed the amount in his response to the question from Hlaing township representative Dr Win Myint regarding how much the government […]

Overhauling Myanmar’s Education System

In addition to political reforms, Burma’s government is preparing to overhaul its public school system. Last year, the Ministry of Education began a two-year review to identify the main problem areas and come up with some possible solutions. The study is being led by a government body known as the Comprehensive Education Sector Review (CESR), […]